With over 38,000 guests treated and a completion rate of over 90%, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab outperforms other Vicodin detox centers by building the necessary foundation for long-term recovery. Duffy’s provides in-house detoxification services for a smooth transition into residential care.
The importance of detox for Vicodin addiction
As a prescription medication frequently given by physicians to assist in alleviating the pain that results from surgical procedures or from chronic pain conditions, Vicodin has provided relief to many who possess a legitimate medical need for it. Unfortunately, because it is an opioid narcotic, the chemical makeup of Vicodin holds a high potential for abuse and addiction. The pleasurable effects that are elicited by the consumption of Vicodin cause many to develop an ongoing desire to take the substance, subsequently resulting in the onset of an addiction.
As an individual continues to consume Vicodin, his or her body begins to adjust to the presence of the medication in its system, leading to the development of tolerance. Once tolerance forms, the person must ingest more of the substance, or ingest it with greater frequency, in order to experience the same effects. As this increase in consumption progresses, individuals become at risk for developing a physical dependence on the drug, meaning that their bodies no longer have the ability to function efficiently unless Vicodin is consumed. As a result of this tolerance and dependency, should an individual attempt to put an end to his or her use of the substance, he or she will experience a period of withdrawal as his or her body readjusts to functioning without the medication.
The process of physically withdrawing from Vicodin can be extremely uncomfortable and, at times, even painful. The symptoms that arise during this period of time can be so distressing that individuals frequently resume their Vicodin consumption in order to find relief. As such, the ability to overcome the addiction becomes seemingly out of reach.
Benefits of our Vicodin detox program in Northern California
One of the most beneficial ways of successfully defeating an addiction to Vicodin is to receive detoxification services. Because the symptoms of withdrawal that are elicited upon the cessation of Vicodin use are so uncomfortable, an individual may continuously return to the use of Vicodin despite the desire to refrain from doing so. However, by engaging in detoxification services, these distressing symptoms can be alleviated and the road to recovery can begin.
Detoxification, or detox for short, refers to the physiological process of having harmful substances of abuse removed from one’s body. Individuals who take part in a detoxification program can expect to benefit from the following:
- Medical monitoring is provided so as to preserve the individual’s safety, comfort, and overall wellbeing.
- Ongoing physical and health complications that would accompany further Vicodin abuse can be prevented.
- Certain prescription medications can be administered in order to provide further comfort.
- Withdrawal symptoms are significantly reduced, making the prospect of achieving sobriety more obtainable.
- The powerful cravings that often arise during the process of withdrawal are reduced.
As the detoxification process comes to an end, individuals will have achieved the clarity of mind necessary for engaging in further therapeutic interventions. Such interventions can help individuals develop the skills necessary for staying true to their sobriety and preventing future relapse.
When individuals opt out of engaging in a detox program, they are placing themselves at risk for experiencing more than ongoing Vicodin abuse; they are placing themselves in a perilous position of potentially facing countless negative ramifications. When an addiction is left to persist without intervention, the hold that it has on an individual’s life can supersede all other priorities. As a result, individuals may begin to place the acquisition and consumption of Vicodin above important occupational, social, and familial responsibilities. Work absenteeism can become commonplace, resulting in demotion or job loss. Similarly, failing to maintain one’s ability to perform to expectation while at work can lead to unemployment, which can further result in financial strife. Marriages and partnerships can begin to deteriorate, resulting in divorce or separation. Child custody can also be lost if individuals become incapable of appropriately caring for their children. Furthermore, one’s physical and mental health is consistently in jeopardy as the effects of Vicodin use can cause countless ailments. Additionally, the longer that the abuse of Vicodin persists, the more vulnerable individuals become to suffering from an overdose. By choosing to receive treatment that begins with detoxification, however, these detriments can be successfully avoided.
Residential treatment is often the most beneficial setting for helping individuals overcome addictions, including addictions to prescription painkillers like Vicodin. At Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, we offer detoxification services as a prelude to residential treatment, allowing individuals to benefit from a seamless transition from detox into the next phase of their recovery.
If you or a loved one is battling an addiction to Vicodin, please do not hesitate to contact the caring and compassionate staff at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab today.